My workplace is tolerant of fashion trends, even somewhat embracing, but there are some times when I need to look conservative. And this, short of a full suit, is as conservative as I get! Houndstooth skirt, jacket (okay, the jacket is leather), pearls... this is an outfit that makes me feel appropriate for a meeting with VIPs, but also expresses my sartorial independence from a bland pinstripe suit.
Houndstooth was all over the runways for Fall/Winter 2011 (see: Ferragamo, Albino) and I love wearing it! Do you wear houndstooth? Pinstripe? What's your go-to professional look?
Skirt: Jones New York (gift from Mom & Dad)
Leather Jacket: June (via Second Time Around)
Tights: Milly by Hue
Belt: Consigned (via Second Time Around)
Necklace: Bruce Weber (gift from Mom & Dad)